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About Healthy Partnerships

Healthy Partnerships operates two State-certified Drug and Alcohol outpatient clinics that are Drug Medi-Cal certified and two active Licensed Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Programs in Solano County. Healthy Partnerships also provides behavioral mental health services in the form of individual counseling sessions, group therapy, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric assessment, and medication monitoring.

As of May 1, 2018, Healthy Partnerships is operating as a division of Caminar.    

History

Healthy Partnerships was established in 1997 to provide Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Program services in Vacaville, CA. Healthy Partnerships’ Fairfield office opened a few years later, in 2000. The organization’s purpose was to provide accessible treatment and DUI services in the Solano County communities.

As we have continued to evolve over the past two decades, services have expanded to include not only DUI programs, but also outpatient substance use treatment and mental health counseling for members of the community and their families.

Mission

Healthy Partnership provides high-quality behavioral health care in an atmosphere of compassion, respect, and cultural competence in Solano County. Outpatient prevention, intervention, and treatment services offered at Healthy Partnerships reflect a deep and abiding faith in the value of treatment and a strong commitment to reduce suffering and promote recovery on an individual, family, and community level.

We serve a highly-stigmatized societal group. Our services seek to expand the understanding of addictive disease while working to improve acceptance of those suffering from the disease.

The primary goal of our programs is to provide individuals and families the education, support, and skills necessary to live productive and healthy lives at their optimum level(s) and be reflective of their efforts within their communities.

We promote the basic human rights: dignity, health, and safety of the person served. We serve a culturally diverse population and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. We are committed to recruit persons reflective of the population served as employees and members of our governance authority and management. This includes persons in recovery and/or with disabilities.

Values

Healthy Partnerships' primary value is the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The qualities of our values include respect, compassion, integrity, ethics, teamwork, excellence, hope, and healing.

Philosophy

Healthy Partnerships combines two philosophical perspectives in behavioral healthcare.

The first philosophical approach views behavioral health (alcohol and other drugs and mental health) as systemic, involving the physiological, social, psychological, cultural, and spiritual aspects of the individual. George Engel, the father of the bio-psycho-social medical model was a brilliant physician, scientist, teacher, and humanist, a pioneer who brought us a bio-psycho-social model that developed from the same general systems theory roots as family systems theory. George Engel advocated for comprehensive, holistic, psychological, and socio-cultural factors, thus rejecting the prevailing biomedical model that viewed the human body as a “machine, and disease, a result of the breakdown of the machine.”

The second philosophical approach, “Recovery is a Process; Not an Event” requires advocacy, listening, and understanding that all persons served be treated with dignity and respect as they move through their process of recovery.